Alexandra and Michael were married this past May at D’Vine Grace Vineyard in McKinney, Texas, and they used the planning services of Carolina Lopez Events.
Venue photo courtesy of Hannah Way Photography.
Alexandra selected a two tier cake with a smooth buttercream finish. Under that silky vanilla buttercream was our white chocolate wedding cake.
In addition to the cake, the couple wanted to offer cupcakes to their guests. They chose two flavors - chocolate fudge with a ganache swirl and cookies & cream with cream cheese buttercream flowers.
Between the cake and cupcakes, there were 122 servings of dessert which is a good amount for 135-150 guests, keeping in mind that not every guest will have dessert at a wedding.
Congratulations to Alexandra and Michael!
Venue: D'Vine Grace Vineyard, McKinney, Texas
Planner: Carolina Lopez Events
Venue Photo: Hannah Way Photography
A white wedding is classic. White dress, white flowers, white linens. It is a beautiful color choice for an elegant affair.
But color can bring a bit of your personality to the party. Pun totally intended there. You can highlight the season or your favorite colors. You could even incorporate a favorite sports team. For example, my husband went to A&M, and maroon was GOING to be at our wedding. Since we were married in October, it fit in with the season too. We decided on maroon, oranges, and ivories with a little gold – perfect for fall.
Pantone is a company that regulated color for print in the 1960’s. They created a standard color system so companies could have consistent branding. Every year they have color of the year as well as seasonal colors which brands use to bring life to their products.
What does this have to do with cake? The Pantone colors are highlighted at Fashion Week and in seasonal home furnishings. Both those influence wedding design – think bridesmaids’ dresses and décor rental. Those details also make their way onto the cake.
The Pantone 2022 color of the year is Very Peri, which is a beautiful shade of blue. Several color palettes include this color. I have seen these particular shades at several weddings this year.
Recently, Pantone released New York and London’s Fashion Week trend reports for spring and summer 2023. They both feature the bright, vibrant colors you would expect for seasons of growth and a Core Classics grouping of more neutral tones.
I would put together Peach Pink, Blue Perennial, Summer Song, and a light ivory. Would you use any of these colors for your wedding?
All photos in this post were taken by Sarah Tribett Photography.
Bailey and Nik were married at the end of July at The Emerson in Kaufman, Texas. The reception venue looks like a sweet little white country home on the outside, but it is a modern blank canvas on the inside with white walls and a few black accents. I’m not sure how many walls were torn down to create the open and airy space, but there’s enough room for 150 of your closest friends to help you celebrate!
There is an onsite chapel that was designed by HGTV’s Leanne Ford too!
Bailey and Nik chose a 3 tier buttercream covered cake with a smooth finish. The top two tiers were chocolate fudge cake with chocolate hazelnut buttercream filling, and the bottom tier was white chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling.
Bailey wanted the fresh, white flowers on her cake clustered together and extending from the middle tier. I made a reel on Instagram showing a hyper lapse of me arranging the flowers on this cake. You can find it in the BTS (behind the scenes) highlights.
Bailey and Nik chose a pick style topper with their last name in a silver finish. I love these kinds of toppers because they can be customized and look so delicate. However, I also strongly dislike these kinds of toppers because they are Just. So. Darn. Delicate. They can be a bugger to get out of the packaging so they tend to snap easily. I can’t tell you how many times I have shown up to deliver a cake and been warned by a planner, mom, bridesmaid, etc. that the topper was broken. However, don’t let this stop you from ordering one – I carry superglue in my delivery kit, and your planner probably has some too.
Sarah Tribett was the amazing photographer who took all the gorgeous pics in this post. I love seeing cake cutting photos, and she did an outstanding job of capturing the natural joy of the couple. These do not disappoint!
I especially love the "happy cake dance" pic!
Venue – The Emerson https://www.emersonvenue.com/ https://www.facebook.com/emersonvenue https://www.instagram.com/emersonvenue/
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October 14 is National Dessert Day. It also happens to be my wedding anniversary, so I think we all have reason to celebrate and eat dessert first today!
According to nationaldaycalendar.com the origin of this celebration is unknown, but I for one am glad it exists.
Here are a few interesting facts about desserts I found online (so surely they’re all true!).
What, no cake facts? My favorite dessert is actually not cake. Weird for a cake baker to admit, right? Not really when you think about it. I tested 15 or so recipes to find my go-to vanilla cake. Repeat for every other flavor I have on my menu, and well, after all that, I never wanted to see a slice of cake in front of me again!
I actually don’t have just one favorite dessert. It seems I love all the goodies that I don’t offer on my menu. When it comes to a little something sweet my heart belongs to ice cream, cherry pie, cheesecake, crème brulee, and tiramisu. What’s your favorite dessert?
Once upon a time, my website had a blog component. I used it to not only showcase my orders, but to give really important details about what to consider when ordering your wedding cake. Budget tips, new trends, floral considerations. All the things.
Well life got in the way, and sadly, the blog died. If you have read my "About" page, you know that we are a long time homeschooling family, and that takes up a lot of time. In my spare time (what's that?), I like to research curriculum, grade papers, and clean up science experiments that were left out. I also teach five baking, science, and cooking classes at our homeschool co-op once a week and help lead a couple units of girls at an American Heritage Girls troop.
I have loved the busy-ness of growing these little humans, but that baby who I jokingly blame for starting this business? She's a teenager now and sometimes goes on deliveries with me! The toddler I had way back then? A middle schooler!
They're old enough now, that I'm not needed as much, and I can devote time once again to keeping up with a regular posting schedule. Well, semi-regular...I still have a stack of papers to grade and there's some icing in the mixer. ;)
I hope you find the information I post helpful as you plan your wedding cake or dessert table for your big day. If you have any questions, you can always reach out, and I will be happy to help!
Hi! I'm Melisa.
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